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The National

The National Detail Grateful Dead Album Featuring Vampire Weekend, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver

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The National discuss work on the band's follow-up to 2013's Trouble Will Find Me and working with Vampire Weekend, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver and many more artists on a new compilation of Grateful Dead covers, according to a new in-depth feature in Stereogum.READ MORE

Courtney Barnett on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing 'Avant Gardener'

Newport Folk Festival 2015 Reveals Part 1 of Lineup, Featuring Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson, Laura Marling and More

Buzz 09:48AM EDT

The Newport Folk Festival has released the first half of its lineup—borrowing from the trend in EDM of releasing lists of performers in "phases"—announcing that Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson and Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis will be among the performers. Granted, none of the performers named thus far will serve as headliners, but the list should tide over those waiting for information on the long-running Rhode Island music festival.READ MORE

The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

10 Best Album Covers Of 2014: FKA Twigs, St. Vincent, The Roots, And More

Buzz 14:09PM EDT

Music lovers often experience album covers before hearing the album itself, so it's pretty appropriate that we're publishing our list of the best album covers of 2014 before our list of best albums of 2014 (stay tuned for that one in a few weeks, by the way). Here are the year's top 10 album covers.READ MORE

King Tuff

King Tuff Announces 2015 US Tour Dates With Father John Misty, Ex Hex [FULL SCHEDULE]

Buzz 21:16PM EDT

Though his current string of European tour dates ends on Dec. 5, garage rocker King Tuff announced today that he will be hitting the road once again in January, this time for a tour of the U.S. According to Consequence of Sound, these newly announced American tour dates will kick off on Jan. 7 in Santa Ana, California and finish up on April 8 in Omaha, Nebraska.READ MORE

Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen Stars In J Mascis' 'Every Morning' Video [WATCH]

Genres 14:31PM EDT

Comedian Fred Armisen's list of cool indie rock friends is pretty long, and one of his most frequent collaborators is Dinosaur Jr. singer/guitarist J Mascis. The two have appeared together on Portlandia, Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers (where Armisen is the bandleader), and today, Mascis shared the music video for his latest single "Every Morning" through Funny or Die, featuring an appearance by Armisen, which you can check out below.READ MORE

Miley Cyrus

Flaming Lips Tracklist: Miley Cyrus, MGMT, My Morning Jacket And More Featured In Sgt. Pepper Tribute

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is perhaps the greatest musical achievement of the modern era. So when the Flaming Lips announced that they would be issuing a full cover version of The Beatles' 1967 classic - titled With A Little Help From My Fwends - some music fans were understandably wary of the final product.READ MORE

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips performs at CBGB Festival Presents Amnesty International Concert

6 Great Alt-Rock Musicians Who Can't Sing: Wayne Coyne, J Mascis, and more

Exclusives 12:39PM EDT

One of the greatest things about punk and alternative music is its embrace of imperfection. Even though most alt-rock singers couldn't pass the first round of American Idol, their voices are often uniquely powerful and captivating. However, these six singers have voices that are too rough even for some alt-rock fans.READ MORE

Frank Zappa playing drums

6 Incredible Artists Who Started Off As Drummers: Frank Zappa, Jack White, and more

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Though plenty of musicians choose one instrument when starting out and stick to it (I know I have), these six artists all started off on drums before becoming renowned for something else. Here are six incredible musicians who started off as drummers.READ MORE

Robert Smith of The Cure

6 Musicians Who Became Side Members in Other Bands: Robert Smith, David Bowie and more

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Once an artist is established as the primary force in a successful band, it's pretty rare to see them join another band as a sort of background figure, but these six artists did exactly that. Here are six artists who became sidemen in other bands.READ MORE

Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett, 1967

7 Songs Written About Ex-Bandmates: Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and more

Exclusives 09:05AM EDT

Being in a band can be stressful work. Sometimes this can lead to vicious disputes between bandmates or untimely departures from the band, and because these are musicians we're talking about, songs are inevitably written about these tensions. These seven songs were written about estranged or long lost bandmates.READ MORE

Kim Gordon playing with Nirvana at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn after The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Nirvana performed surprise show in Brooklyn with Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Annie Clark and more [WATCH]

Genres 12:07PM EDT

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear performed as Nirvana last night for the first time in 20 years at Brooklyn's Barclays Center after being officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But that wasn't all. After the ceremony, they headed over to Brooklyn's 230-capcity club Saint Vitus for an invite-only surprise show.READ MORE

Jimmy Fallon

J Mascis Of Dinosaur Jr Covers Daft Punk, Neil Young, Black Sabbath With The Roots On Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

Genres 23:26PM EDT

J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. sat in with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon last night and -as I guess can happen when you have a legendary band backing you up every single night- it was paid virtually no mind. Aside from the plugging of Dino Jr's... READ MORE

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